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What are my housing rights after the eviction ban?

What are my housing rights after the eviction ban?

If you are a tenant renting a house in the UK you are likely already aware that the eviction ban ended on the 1st of June 2021. The end of this protection has since raised many questions around what people can do if they are a tenant and still struggling due to the various effects of the pandemic.

If you were one of the 400,000 renters that was previously served an eviction notice or told that it is likely you would get one, then you can take some solace in the fact that your basic housing rights are still protected. If you believe that your landlord is not upholding your basic housing rights or if you feel you should still be entitled to some protection in relation to the Governments current guidance, and that you feel it is not being respected, then this is where CP Law Associates can help step in and support you with your case. 

What are my housing rights after the pandemic?

After covid, it is not a surprise that the number of tenants in arrears across the UK have spiked. After a year of furlough, it is clear that some people working in specific industries have certainly had their purse strings tightened. 

Found yourself in rental arrears?

This is where CP Law Associates can help you. It is important to note that if you are in rental arrears your landlord should make sure that firstly:

  1. Your home is safe to live in and meets the relevant health and safety guidance
  2. If you are being evicted you should receive lawful notice of a legal eviction
  3. Your landlord must follow a strict eviction process by law


During the pandemic, if you rented a home and it is now in disrepair, or even worse you do not believe it is fit for human habitation, then your landlord must ensure that the necessary works are carried out to ensure it meets an acceptable standard. If they do not do this, it is likely that you can take action as they are breaking the law.

What if I am now in rent arrears?

If following the pandemic you are now in rent arrears, you will be entitled to a much longer notice of eviction period if you are able to keep your arrears below the months-worth. During this notice period your landlord is not allowed to harass you, lock you out of the property that you are renting or force you to leave (unless they have obtained a court order).

Facing eviction and looking for more information?

Our team at CP Law Associates lawyers specialising in tenant and landlord disputes are available to help you. Contact us today. 


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